A Newport man has been arrested and charged with a sex crime involving a 9-year-old girl.


A Newport man has been arrested and charged with a sex crime involving a 9-year-old girl.



Joel Perez Miranda, 30, of 143 Howard Farm Road, Lot 6, Lyons Village Mobile Home Park, was charged Friday with indecent liberties with a child, according to a release from the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office.



The alleged incident involved a child known to Miranda, according to the release. The sheriff’s office is not releasing any other details as the case is under investigation and it does involve a juvenile.



Miranda was placed in the Carteret County Jail under a $15,000 bond.